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Blinds or Shades?

Are the rays of the sunshine perhaps causing a little too much light to come in? Maybe they’re causing unwanted glare when you’re trying to watch television, or maybe they’re washing out the brilliant color of that lovely couch you just purchased for your living room. If that’s the case, blinds and shades are an effective solution as they allow for privacy while also allowing you the flexibility of controlling the amount of natural light you’d like the room to receive. However, you’ll need to determine which type works better for you.

Blinds fall under the category of a hard window treatment and they’re available in a multitude of materials, from aluminum to fabric, wood, vinyl, and more. On these blinds, you’re going to find something called vanes, which are the slats that allow you to tilt and direct the amount of light entering the room. If you happen to have a small space, a wide horizontal slat may be worth considering as it will create the illusion of a larger window. With blinds, you’re also free to control the degree of privacy. Leave them entirely open, partially open, or fully close them.

Shades are the opposite of blinds in that they’re considered to be soft window treatments. Like blinds, however, there is a great amount of choice when it comes to style. You can opt for blackout shades or perhaps Roman shades. As opposed to blinds, shades generally feature a pull-cord mechanism which allows you to lower or raise them.

One of the decisions you’ll need to make when choosing your blinds/shades is whether your needs involve light filtering or a blackout window treatment. Light filtering might be a wise choice for rooms such as a kitchen or perhaps a dining room, while blackout treatments would work effectively in a room where movies are frequently watched.

This update is by the blinds Miami FL company All Blinds Miami. We offer great deals on the best window blinds as well as window shades and every solution for your windows. We work and install blinds in various counties throughout South Florida including Miami-Dade, Broward, and Monroe County. Call 305-549-8310 to request a free estimate or for any questions you may have about window coverings and installation.